KICK Start to Early Literacy

KickballHolmes Drafting ServicesSaturday, March 27, 2021

United Way's 6th Annual “KICK” Start to Early Literacy Kickball Tournament

Anderson Snow Park | Begins promptly at 9am

6th Annual Kickball Tournament

On March 27th, 16 teams along with their celebrity coaches will be competing for the Ultimate Traveling Trophy as the 2021 Kickball Champions.

If your business is interested in reserving 1 of the 16 competing Team spots available, please contact Dominique at United Way for more information. Email Impact@UnitedWayHernando.org to receive a registration form or call 352-688-2026.


DPIL LogoSupporting Early Literacy

Each Kickball Tournament's purpose is to support early literacy and continue to provide preschool children in Hernando with free books to help them grow their own little library. All proceeds from this tournament will benefit United Way’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, which currently provides over 1,000 Hernando children with a free book every month until the age of five. The books are mailed directly to enrolled children regardless of their family’s economic status.


Last Year's Results

With 14 teams participating in the 2020 tournament, United Way was able to enroll an additional 200 children onto the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program and mail out 2,400 more books to local families.  

Click here to scroll through pictures from last year's Kickball Tournament.


COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Face MaskUnited Way of Hernando County takes the health of our participants and the community very seriously. In order for us to continue hosting this annual outdoor event, our organization has implemented the following new safety rules: 

  • Masks will be provided to all volunteers and participants in small enclosed spaces such as the dugout or score box.
  • Temperatures will be taken at Check-In.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be set up amongst the 4 fields for spectators and participants to use accordingly.

Become a Sponsor

Individual and Business Sponsorships are available for anyone who is interested in investing in a child’s future safely from afar. Your donation will enroll children onto the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program where free books will be mailed directly to their homes.

Individual Sponsorship:

Business Sponsorship:

Get your Business involved and make a difference in the lives of many young children in Hernando.

Questions? Please contact the United Way office today or email Impact@UnitedWayHernando.org.


Kickball Player

2021 Team Lineup: 

  • Coming Soon!

Kickball Coach

2021 Celebrity Coaches:

  • Coming Soon!

Get Involved and Volunteer

Volunteers are needed for this tournament! Sign up on Lend a Hand Hernando to help with scorekeeping or work at the raffle table to giveaway fun prizes.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 30, 2020

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United Way’s 6th Annual “KICK” Start to Early Literacy Kickball Tournament

Outdoor Event Prevails Safely During Pandemic to Support Free Book Program

Spring Hill, FL – (December 30, 2020) – United Way of Hernando County’s 6th Annual “KICK” Start to Early Literacy Kickball Tournament will safely be hosted on Saturday, March 27, 2021 sharply at 9am. Located outdoors at Anderson Snow Park, United Way will be taking extra safety precautions due to COVID-19 for the health and safety of the community. 

“This competitive community event helps provide thousands of books every year to children enrolled in United Way of Hernando County’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library program,” said Angie Walasek, United Way of Hernando County’s Executive Director/CEO. “Every participant’s registration fee sponsors one child on the program for a full year. With 14 teams participating in February 2020’s tournament, we were able to enroll over 200 additional Hernando preschool children and mail out 2,400 extra books this year. That’s why we knew it was so important to continue on with this event in 2021. We take the health of our participants and the community very seriously. New safety rules will be implemented for the tournament moving forward during COVID-19. Masks will be provided to all volunteers and participants in small enclosed spaces such as the dugout or score box and temperatures will be taken the morning of. Hand sanitizing stations will be set up amongst the 4 fields for spectators and participants to use accordingly. We’re excited to be in the position to safely continue this event for our community and support early literacy by helping children grow their libraries.”

On March 27th, 16 teams along with their celebrity coaches will be competing for the Ultimate Traveling Trophy as the 2021 Kickball Champions. All proceeds from this tournament will benefit United Way’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, which currently provides over 1,000 Hernando children with a free book every month until the age of five. The books are mailed to the children regardless of their family’s economic status. Sponsorships are available for individuals or businesses interested in investing in a child’s future safely from afar. Please contact the United Way office today or email Impact@UnitedWayHernando.org.

Get involved! Volunteers are needed for this tournament. Sign up on Lend a Hand Hernando to help with scorekeeping or work at the raffle table to giveaway fun prizes.

For more information, visit www.UnitedWayHernando.org/Kickball

or call the United Way office at 352-688-2026.

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